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[11/22/2018] Yomiuri Giants reach agreement with Christian Villanueva

The Yomiuri Giants announced that they reached an agreement with twenty-seven-year-old Christian Villanueva. His registered name will be Villanueva and his uniform number 33.

I am honored to sign a contract with the Yomiuri Giants, a team with tradition. I have never been to Japan, but I have an image of Japanese players as disciplined and players that practice a lot. I am looking forward to playing in front of the large crowds at Tokyo Dome. With new teammates and a new environment, I will do my best to help the team win a pennant and championship.

According to media reports, the two side agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated two million US dollars (includes signing bonus).

Source: Yomiuri 11/21/2018, Sanspo 11/22/2018, Sponichi 11/22/2018, Sponichi 11/21/2018, Daily Sports 11/21/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/22/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/21/2018

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[11/15/2018] Yomiuri Giants: Jungmann, Mercedes, Adames, and Martinez to return in 2019

The Yomiuri Giants announced that Taylor Jungmann, Samuel Adames, Cristopher Crisostomo Mercedes, and Jorge Martinez will be returning next year.

  • Taylor Jungman – estimated one million US dollars
  • Samuel Adames – estimated 80,000 US dollars
  • Cristopher Crisostomo Mercedes – estimated 75,000 US dollars
  • Jorge Martinez – estimated 73,000 US dollars

Scott Mathieson and Alex Guerrero will be in the second year of two-year contracts next season.

The Giants also announced that Casey McGehee and Arquimedes Caminero will not be returning next year.

Source: Yomiuri 11/14/2018, Sanspo 11/14/2018, Sponichi 11/15/2018, Daily Sports 11/15/2018

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[11/2/2018] Yomiuri Giants send Itaru Hashimoto to Rakuten Eagles for cash

The Rakuten Eagles and Yomiuri Giants agreed on a trade that will send twenty-eight-year-old Itaru Hashimoto to the Sendai for cash considerations. Hashimoto has struggled to stay healthy the last couple of years. He will have a chance to start fresh in his hometown.

Source: Rakuten 11/2/2018, Yomiuri 11/2/2018, Sponichi 11/2/2018, Rakuten 11/2/2018, Daily Sports 11/2/2018

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[11/1/2018] Tomoyuki Sugano to have tonsils removed

The Yomiuri Giants announced that Tomoyuki Sugano will have surgery to remove his tonsils some time during November. Sugano decided to have the surgery in October.

Source: Daily Sports 11/1/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/1/2018, Sponichi 11/1/2018

[UPDATE 11/14 @ 11:09pm]

The Giants announced that Sugano had surgery to remove his tonsils at a hospital in Tokyo today. There were no complications.

Source: Yomiuri 11/14/2018

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[10/29/2018] Yomiuri Giants release Koji Uehara

The Yomiuri Giants announced that they released forty-three-year-old Koji Uehara. The veteran recently had surgery on his left knee. He is not ready to retire and will rehab and prepare for next season. He is open to playing for any of the twelve NPB teams.

Source: Yomiuri 10/29/2018, Sponichi 10/29/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/29/2018, Daily Sports 10/29/2018

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Yomiuri Giants: 2018 Fall Camp

The Yomiuri Giants released some information about fall camp:

Miyazaki Camp

  • October 31 (Wed) – November 18 (Sun)
  • Days off: November 5 (Mon), 9 (Fri), 14 (Wed)
  • Venue: KIRISHIMA Yamazakura Miyazaki Comprehensive Sports Park

Kawasaki Camp

  • October 31 (Wed) – November 18 (Sun)
  • Days off: November 5 (Mon), 9 (Fri), 14 (Wed)
  • Venue: Giants Stadium

Source: Yomiuri 10/27/2018

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2018 Yomiuri Giants Draft Results

Round Name Pos Team T B Ht Wt DOB NK SA SP SH DS TC
1 高橋 優貴
Takahashi, Yuki
P 八戸学院大
Hachinohe Gakuin U
L L 178 82 1997/02/01 B B A B B A
2 増田 陸
Masuda, Riku
INF 明秀学園日立高
Meishu Gakuen Hitachi HS
R R 178 80 2000/06/17 B B B B B B
3 直江大輔
Naoe, Daisuke
P 松商学園高
Matsusho Gakuen HS
R R 184 77 2000/06/20 B B B C B B
4 横川 凱
Yokogawa, Kai
P 大阪桐蔭高
Osaka Toin HS
L L 190 90 2000/08/30 B B B B B C
5 松井 義弥
Matsui, Yoshiya
INF 折尾愛真高
Orio Aishin HS
R L 191 90 2000/06/18 C C B C C B
6 戸郷 翔征
Dogo, Shosei
P 聖心ウルスラ学園高
Seishin Ursula Gakuen HS
R R 186 72 2000/04/04 B C B C B B
I1 山下 航汰
Yamashita, Kota
OF 健大高崎高
KenDai Takasaki HS
R L 176 80 2000/11/15 B B B C B B
I2 平井 快青
Hirai, Kaisei
P 岐阜第一高
Gifu Daiichi HS
R R 184 73 2000/09/12 C C        
I3 沼田 翔平
Numata, Shohei
P 旭川大高
Asahikawa Dai HS
R R 175 64 2000/06/24 C C C C C C
I4 黒田 響生
Kuroda, Hibiki
INF 敦賀気比高
Tsuruga Kehi HS
R R 184 75 2000/07/21 C C        

Notes

  • Lottery Ticket Picker: Manager Tatsunori Hara
    • First Pick: 根尾 昂 Neo, Akira
    • Second Pick: 辰己 涼介 Tatsumi, Ryosuke
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[10/24/2018] Tatsunori Hara named new Yomiuri manager

The Yomiuri Giants held a press conference at Yomiuri Otemachi Hall on October 23 to formally announce that Yoshinobu Takahashi was stepping down as manager and Tatsunori Hara was stepping in as new manager. Hara agreed to a three-year contract and the uniform number 83.

Takahashi will remain with the Giants as a special adviser.

Source: Yomiuri 10/23/2018

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Yomiuri Giants 2019 Coaching Staff

Ichi-gun Coaching Staff

Uni Position Name
83 監督
Manager
原辰徳
Tatsunori Hara
87 打撃総合コーチ
General Hitting Coach
吉村禎章
Sadaaki Yoshimura
81 投手総合コーチ
General Pitching Coach
宮本和知
Kazutomo Miyamoto
71 投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
水野雄仁
Katsuhito Mizuno
80 打撃兼外野守備コーチ
Hitting/OF Coach
後藤孝志
Koji Goto
77 内野守備兼打撃コーチ
INF/Base Coach
元木大介
Daisuke Motoki
82 外野守備走塁コーチ
OF/Base Coach
鈴木尚広
Takahiro Suzuki
79 バッテリーコーチ
Battery Coach
相川亮二
Ryoji Aikawa
90 トレーニングコーチ
Training Coach
ジョン・ターニー
John Turney
91 トレーニングコーチ
Training Coach
穴吹育大
Ikuo Anabuki

Ni-gun Coaching Staff

Uni Position Name
76 監督
Manager
高田誠
Makoto Takada

San-gun Coaching Staff

Uni Position Name
72 監督
Manager
井上真二
Shinji Inoue

Farm Coaching Staff

Uni Position Name
73 投手コーチ
Pitcing Coach
三沢興一
Koichi Misawa
78 投手コーチ
Pitcing Coach
木佐貫洋
Hiroshi Kisanuki
85 投手コーチ
Pitcing Coach
杉内俊哉
Toshiya Sugiuchi
106 投手兼トレーニングコーチ
Pitching/Training Coach
会田有志
Yushi Aida
74 打撃兼外野守備コーチ
Hitting/OF Coach
金城龍彦
Tatsuhiko Kinjo
75 打撃兼内野守備コーチ
Hitting/INF Coach
村田修一
Shuichi Murata
103 打撃兼外野守備コーチ
Hitting/OF Coach
堂上剛裕
Takehiro Donoue
86 打撃守備コーチ
Hitting/Fielding Coach
古城茂幸
Shigeyuki Furuki
70 内野守備走塁コーチ
INF/Base Coach
片岡治大
Yasuyuki Kataoka
104 守備走塁コーチ
Fielding/Base Coach
藤村大介
Daisuke Fujimura
84 外野守備走塁コーチ
OF/Base Coach
松本哲也
Tetsuya Matsumoto
89 バッテリー兼打撃コーチ
Battery/Hitting Coach
秦真司
Shinji Hata
102 バッテリーコーチ
Battery Coach
吉原孝介
Kosuke Yoshihara
105 トレーニングコーチ
Training Coach
木村龍治
Ryuji Kimura
107 トレーニングコーチ
Training Coach
石森卓
Takashi Ishimori
108 トレーニングコーチ
Training Coach
白水直樹
Naoki Shirozu
100 巡回投手コーチ
Roving Pitching Coach
小谷正勝
Tadakatsu Kotani
101 巡回打撃コーチ
Roving Hitting Coach
内田順三
Junzo Uchida

Source: Yomiuri 10/23/2018, Yomiuri 11/7/2018, Yomiuri 12/12/2018, Yomiuri 1/18/2019

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[10/20/2018] Koji Uehara to have surgery on knee

Koji Uehara is planning to have surgery on his left knee during the off-season. He told fans, through a post on his blog, that he started having problems with his knee before the start of the All-Star break and that he had to make adjustments to his delivery that took something away from his pitches and threw off his balance. He relied on taping and pain killers during the season, but decided surgery was his best option because the knee was beginning to hamper his daily routine.

Uehara is not ready to retire, but avoided making any definitive statements because he was uncertain about his options, especially with the surgery at his age. He ended his post by thanking fans for their support this year.

Source: Blog 10/20/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/20/2018, Sanspo 10/20/2018

[UPDATE 10/23 @ 10:38am]

The Yomiuri Giants announced that Uehara had surgery on his left knee at a hospital in Tokyo on October 23.

Source: Yomiuri 10/23/2018

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 143 88 51 4
Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
G W L T
Softbank 143 94 49 0
Seibu 143 79 61 3
Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
Nippon Ham 143 60 83 0
Lotte 143 54 87 2
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